The announcements for this week are the following:
Want to know when you can learn more about Osceola, check out all the important dates here.
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Once again, Pinellas County Schools will partner with Bright House Networks to provide affordable Internet service at $9.95 per month for qualifying district families. Students may qualify if they are eligible for free or reduced lunches. In order to manage expectations, families will also be informed that they will not qualify if they have outstanding bills or unreturned equipment with Bright House. Through Connect2Compete, parents may also have the opportunity to buy a low-cost computer. Internet service will give families access to Focus, online research materials, information for school projects and homework, college and career information, Pinellas Virtual School classes and PCS Beyond the Classroom learning resources. The initiative will also support our Title I digital initiative, Connect for Success. Bright House Networks has informed the district that eligible families will be able to apply for low-cost Internet from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31.
Freshman Class Meeting
Thursday, September 18 from 1:45-2:45 in room 231. We will begin planning for homecoming. All freshman are welcome!
Sophomore Class Meeting
There will be a Sophomore class meeting on Thursday, Sept 18th in room 277 from 1:45 to 2:15 to begin planning for Homecoming. Sophomore students are encouraged to attend.
Junior Class Meeting Schedule to plan Homecoming activities.
- All meetings will start at 1:40 in Mrs. Griggs’s room 214.
- Sept. 18, Oct. 2, and Oct. 9
- You must buy school insurance to participate in Activities night and ride the float
- See Mrs. Griggs in room 214 for more information.
The PSAT will be administered on October 15 here at school.
9th Grade Parents: Please plan on attending the September 18th PSAT meeting.There will be a separate break out session for freshmen parents with important transition information about bright futures, end of course exams, common core and more.
All 9th and 10th grade students will be able to take the PSAT for free. They are preregistered. Monday, they will receive a practice booklet in their 5th period class along with a letter of explanation. Please read the letter.
Any 11th grade student who wishes to take the PSAT can sign up for the test and receive a practice booklet in the cafeteria starting on Monday, 9/8 until Thursday, 9/25.
- Junior and Senior students, there are opportunities for you to speak to College and Technical school admissions representatives. Mark your calendar, Sunday September 28th at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg 1 to 3 Pm and Monday October 6th at Countryside High School from 6 to 7:30 PM. More information...
- North Pinellas County College & Career Fair Hosted at Countryside High with over 120 exhibitors from college, technical school, military recruiters, and business professionals. More information...
Next Generation Entrepreneurs Competition
Juniors and Seniors compete for a chance to win $10,000 to start your own business!
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HOW DO I CHECK MY STUDENT OUT EARLY FROM SCHOOL???
The most efficient way for a parent to check a student out early is to contact the student’s Clerk by email or phone an hour or more before the release time.
A parent may also send a note with the student stating the date and time the student should leave.
The student will receive a yellow PTL (Permit to Leave) slip to release them from class to come to the Front Office.
The parent comes into the Front Office to meet the student and sign them out.
A – G Lisa Reitz X 2018
H – O Tammy Bowling X 2020
P – Z Cathy Nolan X 2009
OFHS Transportation Map:
Click here for details on the OFHS Transportation Map
New Food Service Information
Each child in the school will have a General account that is accessed at the point of service, from which they can use prepaid funds. The General account can be used to purchase meals as well as snacks and ice cream. Parents will be able to pay by check, cash or online via MySchoolBucks.com into these accounts, or pay cash at the line when purchasing a meal. When you make a payment on your student’s account, please indicate the students name and grade. Using the online account allows you to make payments from the privacy of your home computer and track your child’s breakfast and lunch decisions.
Senior Class Dues:
The $100.00 senior fees for graduation cover the expense as indicated below:
Facility rental (Tropicana field)
Cap & gown
Diploma & diploma cover
Graduation programs/all misc expenses related to graduation(flowers/sponsor subs,etc.)
Security senior events
Seniors - Bright Futures Scholarship Announcement
Senior students, in order to be considered for a Bright Futures scholarship, you must register online. If you have not done so, you need to register immediately. You can access the link to apply on the Osceola website. Go to the guidance page and click on the Bright Futures link.
Senior End of the Year Transcripts
Attention seniors you may now request that your FINAL END OF THE YEAR Transcripts to be sent to the University you will be attending. Please see Ms. Valdes, our Data Management person located in Guidance to learn how to request them. The fee is $2 per official transcript and the FINAL Transcripts will be mailed mid-June after all the final grades have posted.
Cafeteria and Lunch Account
Parents, if you have any issues with the cafeteria or lunch accounts you may call Ms. Dru Lang, our cafeteria manager directly at 727-545-6595 or you may email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information About New Graduation Requirements on “What Parents Need to Know,”
New graduation requirements and statewide diploma designations are the focus of the most recent episode of “What Parents Need to Know,” an online Web series produced by the district’s Office of Strategic Communications. To watch this episode click here.
Lost and Found
Lost and found items are located in Student Services with Mrs. Nolan.
Student Parking and Drop Off Concerns
Parents, we are still having issues with people dropping off and picking up their students in front of the administration building. This is not…I repeat…is not an authorized drop off/pick up area. The front of the administration building needs to be kept cleared for emergency vehicles. Please cooperate with us by utilizing the student parking pickup area or the south student car circle next to the auditorium.
Student’s over- flow parking area is the north lane of the teacher’s parking lot. Any students parking in an unauthorized parking area will result is a disciplinary referral and possible revoking of driver’s privileges. Parents please help us by reminding your student of this expectation.
Universal Breakfast Program
Please be reminded that Osceola Fundamental High School follows the ”universal breakfast program” that all students are allowed 1 free breakfast daily regardless of their lunch status.
Osceola Fundamental High School is acting solely as a referral source for TBARTA regional government agency as a convenience to its families and neither this school nor the School Board assumes any responsibility or liability arising out of your voluntary use of this program, or makes any representations as to the qualifications, safety, or insured status of any driver that you may be matched with under this program.”
Parents we are having some serious safety concerns in the parent drop off car circle in the mornings. Numerous complaints have been brought to administration’s attention that some students are being dropped off on the left side of the car circle with is used as a passing lane. This is extremely dangerous maneuver! Please only let you student out on the far right next to the sidewalk.
Parents we have received concerns about vehicles using the Lake Seminole Village neighborhood as a morning shortcut and U-turn. Please be mindful of traffic laws and possible safety and property damage by making such a maneuver.